Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New stuff this month

I've been trying out a few different pasta flavours lately. These are chocolate tortelli!
An old favourite is back on the menu! Spaghettini with vongole and bottarga. A sardinian classic.
Rolling out chocolate pasta dough.
Pistachio semifreddo with brandy snaps, strawberries with zabaglione.
White and yellow peaches with basil seeds and ricotta, honey tuille.
Chocolate fettucine, tossed with poached pears, anglaise and shavings of dark chocolate.
Spinach ravioli, filled with beetroot puree, goats cheese and thyme. Topped with burnt hazelnut butter and beetroot glaze.
Sardinian ravioli's...
Getting better with more practice!
Roasted blue eye trevella, peppers done " piedmontese style" and basil oil.
Rolled veal accompanied by baby fennel gratin and mirto jus.
Josef, loading up the van at the markets.
Our weekly trip. A full van of fresh ingredients to play with!
Saffron and beetroot fettucine, with squid, chives and smoked eel.
We've been lucky enough to get a good variety of tomatoes this summer, including; Kumato, black Russian, ox heart, green zebra, yellow grapes, love bites, just to name a few.
Poached white nectarine, almond biscuits and sweetened ricotta.
Sugar cured king salmon with baby herbs, fennel and bottarga. This is on our lunch special at the moment.